I feel better after letting that rant out. (See immediately previous post). I really do.
I didn't even tell y'all everything, and I still feel better.
However, thinking about it today, I realized that I totally gypped my readers by not providing photographic evidence!
So, without further ado:
This is a photo of the tree that was damaged during the December 1st ice storm that I took during the walkthough just a few days before closing:
Click on it to see the bigger version to get a detailed view of some of the damage.
This photo here, also taken during the walkthrough, shows a wider view of the extensive damage, and also shows how close the tree is to the power lines:
This is a picture of part of the tree lying in my yard after the January ice storm, on top of my phone and cable line, taken the day the branch fell:
Yes, I know my fence is rusty. Thank you. We'll be replacing it eventually. Sometime after we get around to fixing this:
Which is the nice hole the cable line left when it was yanked out of the house.
Thank you, real estate agent who refused to negotiate with the sellers over trimming the tree that was damaged while the house was under contract. Thank you very, very much. I've always wanted to learn how to hang new siding!
Ah, now, moving right along, let's check out my bathroom! (It's a tradition here, after all).
Come on, click! This really has to be viewed full-size to get the full effect. Here you see the remains of the ancient towel rack the sellers oh-so-skillfully re-replaced the nice one we'd seen during the house showing with. The one that fell down the very first time we tried to hang a towel on it. If you look not-too-carefully, you can see the poor spackling job they did to attempt to hide the holes where the nice towel rack had been.
And this would be why the re-hung old towel rack would not stay up:
See that gaping hole in the wall there behind the towel rack hardware? Uh huh. This is what happens when you remove a towel rack carelessly, spackle the old hole poorly, and then attempt to re-hang the old towel rack half-assed-ly in the exact same poorly spackled spot.
And now, the piece de resistance:
See that empty screw-hole in that first pic? Did the sellers bother to screw this cheap replacement toilet paper holder in after they damaged the wall ripping the nice one out? Oh, no. They glued it in. Crappily. Apparently, we buyers are not even worthy of a pair of screws.